The event takes place on 26 September from 11am to 4:15pm

BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY CHISWICK HOUSE DOG SHOW.

Canine lovers, buckle up! Queer women might be infamous for their love of cats, but the 16th annual Chiswick House Dog Show is here for all those that are firmly Team Dog. This year’s theme is an ode to the 50th Glastonbury Festival, which was unable to take place in 2020, celebrating “a very muddy experience which all dogs love.” Sign us up!

With over 50 stalls featuring pet portraiture, canine charities and dog treats, there’s something for everyone. The most exciting thing of all? You can enter your very own pups! Entry is free, and with classes ranging from Prettiest Bitch to My Dog’s Got Talent, it’s celebrating a diverse set of fluffy friends this time around.

Image by Chiswick House Dog Show.

With sponsors including John D Wood & Co, Dog Town, Butternut Box, and WolfeVets, guests can expect an exciting line-up of surprise celebrity judges: in the past, Chiswick House has welcomed the likes of Mel Giedroyc and Ant McPartlin, so keep your eyes and ears peeled, DIVAs! And you don’t need to own a dog to come along and join the fun: Chiswick House is open to everyone.

Refreshments will be on hand, with a beer and wine bar, and a range of food stalls. Guests will also be able to peruse the infamous Chiswick House & Gardens’ produce cart, which will be on hand for emergency sustenance.

The event takes place on 26 September from 11am to 4:15pm on the Cricket Pitch at Chiswick House and Gardens, W4 2RP. It is supported by Chiswick House Friends. The event relies on volunteers, so if you’d like to take part in the fun, register via the website or email volunteer@chiswickhousedogshow.org.uk. See you there, DIVAs!

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